A scathing new report shows that key countries affected by wildlife crime have failed to halt poaching and illegal trafficking of endangered animals as a result of widespread corruption and inadequate law enforcement, thus putting increasing numbers of species at risk of extinction.
Outrage at the looting of Africa’s wildlife and environmental destruction boiled over in Namibia last month in a strongly worded letter of protest to the Chinese Ambassador, signed by almost every environmental protection and research organisation in the country.
The end of the world’s largest ivory market was announced by the Chinese government as it released a detailed timetable for ending its legal ivory trade.
China’s decision to ban ivory is a very encouraging one. However, if we want to create lasting change, then we need to tackle the social problems which are directly linked to this trade.
In this episode, find out the latest victory against dog meat in South Korea, and why the battle is still far from over. Also discover how fur farming in Japan came to a permanent end, why wildlife rangers around the world are being murdered by poachers, and more!
Circus owner, Brian Boswell, is challenging the legality of elephant protection laws after his attempt to sell African elephants to a zoo in the United Arab Emirates was blocked by wildlife authorities.
Draft legislation proposes cruel and unethical methods for dealing with problem wild animals, including the use of poison, hunting dogs, gin traps as well as extermination in their burrows by flooding them with toxic gas.
The twenty-eight countries most responsible for the deaths of African elephants have been revealed in a new report, but other major offenders avoided censure as they failed to provide information or seize any ivory.
In this episode, Animal People explores how climate change is killing fur seals in California, what Kenya’s cattle invasion problem means for wildlife conservation, how a new smartphone app aims to prevent roadkill, and more!
“Botswana remains resolute in supporting the ending of the ivory trade,” says Tshekedi Khama, Botswana Minister of Natural Resources and Environment. “We have stopped hunting, but our neighbours still undertake trophy hunting and practice captive animal breeding.”
New research shows that elephant numbers increase when more ecotourists visit the areas with elephant populations. This is in stark contrast to trophy hunting which can have devastating effects on elephant herds.